Friday News, May 20th
ORANGE CITY TULIP FESTIVAL UNDERWAY
(Le Mars) -THE ANNUAL ORANGE CITY TULIP FESTIVAL IS UNDERWAY.
THE THREE DAY CELEBRATION BEGAN THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING WITH A FLY IN BREAKFAST.
THE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE DUTCH HERITAGE OF SIOUX COUNTY RESIDENTS AND HAS
TRADITIONAL EVENTS LIKE THE DUTCH DOZEN DANCERS, A VOLKSPARADE, STREET SCRUBBING AND
WOODEN SHOE CARVING.
THERE ARE OF COURSE HUNDREDS OF TULIPS ON DISPLAY.
THE EVENT RUNS THROUGH SATURDAY IN ORANGE CITY.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT KILLS SIOUX CITY MAN
A SIOUX CITY MAN HAS DIED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN RURAL WOODBURY COUNTY.
THE IOWA STATE PATROL SAYS 59 YEAR OLD MARK FISCHER WAS KILLED WHEN THE MOTORCYCLE
HE WAS DRIVING WENT INTO A DITCH ON OLD HIGHWAY 141 NEAR HOLLY SPRINGS JUST AFTER
FISCHER WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.
THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.
GRASSLEY SUPPORTS TRUMP’S LIST OF POSSIBLE SUPCO NOMINEES
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he’s impressed by likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s list of potential picks to serve on the Supreme Court.
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says Trump’s list is made up of eleven judges who “understand and respect the fundamental principle that the role of the courts is limited and subject to the Constitution and the rule of law.”
Trump included an Iowan on his list.
Steven Colloton sits on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
He was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush in 2003.
Grassley says understanding what kind of justices a president would appoint to the nation’s high court is an important part of the election debate.
He says that gives the American people “a voice in the direction of the Supreme Court for the next generation.”
UNI President Leaving To Accept Position At Ohio College
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - The University of Northern Iowa president is leaving Iowa to accept a position at an Ohio college.
University officials announced Wednesday that President Bill Ruud is leaving UNI after three years and will become the president of the Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio on July 3.
An interim president will be named at the Iowa Board of Regents meeting in June.
He became the university's tenth president in 2013. Before coming to Iowa he served as the president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.